Saint Joseph College, Malang

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Kolese Santo Yusup
华印高中 / 華印高中
Crest of Kolese Santo Yusup
Motto Tetap Bersemangat
(Fervent in Spirit)
Established 4 January 1954
Highschool type Private
Principal Petrus Harjanto
(Senior High School)
Location Malang, East Java, Indonesia
Campus type Urban
(Senior High School)

Saint Joseph College (Kolese Santo Yusup (abb. KOSAYU) or Hwa Ind in Tionghwa Indonesia) is a privately owned Catholic school in Malang, East Java, Indonesia, providing education to students from kindergarten to senior high level.


Neutrale Lagere School (ca.1930), the building purchased by Father Wang in 1951

On 16 January 1951, Father Joseph Wang, CDD was ordered by the bishop of Malang to develop a Catholic school for the Chinese students whom, at the time, was learning in a Chinese school. Father Joseph Wang, or more affectionately called simply as Father Wang, was a priest from the Congregation of the Lord's Disciples (CDD: Congregatio Discipulorum Domini).

He purchased a run-down building, previously the Dutch Neutrale Lagere School, on a land with an area of 5000m². The property is situated at 35 Dr. Soetomo Street, Malang. On 15 July 1951, the school unofficially opened under the name Roman Catholic Indonesian Chinese Secondary School (SM-RK Hwa Ind: Sekolah Menengah Roma Katolik Tionghua Indonesia). Two days later, the school began its first lessons to four students. The official opening of the school was carried out by Monsignor AEJ. Albers, O. Carm. on 19 March 1952, this is to be date used as the school's anniversary.

On 4 January 1954, Father Wang opened one class for senior high school students with an enrolment of 27 students. On 1 December 1959, the school's name was changed to Saint Joseph College. On 1 September 1974, another campus was opened in the Blimbing area for the senior high school students. The school was named Saint Joseph Senior High School (SMAK Kolese Santo Yusup). At the time there were nine classes, but since then they have increased to 29 classes for the senior high school students.


The interior of Neutrale Lagere School (circa 1922-1930), which has largely remained unchanged. It is now the Soetomo campus of St. Joseph College. The desks and blackboards pictured are still being used today.
Saint Joseph Statue

Saint Joseph College is divided into two campuses, the Soetomo campus (situated at Jalan Dr. Soetomo number 35, Malang) and the Blimbing campus (situated at Jalan Simpang Borobudur number 1, Malang). The Soetomo campus enrolls students from the kindergarten to the junior high level while the Blimbing campus enrolls students from the elementary to the senior high level.

Saint Joseph College Soetomo Campus[edit]

The principal of Saint Joseph College Junior High School I (Soetomo) is Mr. Lindung Ratwiawan, with the vice principal, Mrs. Irma Susanti.

Saint Joseph College Blimbing Campus[edit]

Past and current principals of Saint Joseph College Senior High School are:

  • Father Joseph Wang, CDD (1954 - 1973)
  • Mr. G. Soewandi (1974 - 1984)
  • Father Hilarius Sutiono, CDD (1984 - 2004)
  • Mr. Peter Bento Sihombing (2004-2014)
  • Mr. Petrus Harjanto (2014-present)

Current vice principals of Saint Joseph College Senior High School are:

  • Vice Principal of Student Affairs : Mr. Tricahyono
  • Vice Principal of Public Affairs : Mrs. Maria Margaretha
  • Vice Principal of Facilities and Infrastructure : Mr. Gatot
  • Vice Principal of Curriculum : Mrs. Djumilan Riang


Administrative Office area

In 1958, the Blimbing campus opened a residential college for boys, and in 1979 for girls. The residential colleges can accommodate 280 students.

The Blimbing campus (senior high school area) has the following facilities:

  • Chapel
  • Physics lab, biology lab, chemistry lab, language lab, and computer labs
  • Basketball and volleyball fields
  • Green House

The Blimbing campus is developing a 3-storey multi-purpose building:

  • Ground level is for the food centre (under construction)
  • Mid level is for band and choir practice, for multimedia practice and is equipped with three conference rooms
  • Uppermost level is for badminton and table tennis practice, which doubles as a mass meeting location for the students as it has the capacity to hold 1,300 people.

The building also contains a multi-level library.

The school owns a spiritual retreat house in Sawiran, Nongkojajar. The complex is located in a quiet and remote hilly area (on the way to Mount Bromo), housing 150 people.

The school owns a clinic, an organic horticulture farm, a Co-op, and a publishing company.

Green House

College hymn[edit]

KOSAYU Hymn do=F ; Dimarcia ; 2/4

Kolese Santo Yusup Mater Alma, di kota Malang kau bersemayam

Saint Joseph College is our almamater, in Malang city you reside

Dari dikau kudapatkan budaya

Of you we gain our culture

Untuk bekal siswa paripurna, untuk bekal darma bakti kita

To prepare us to become perfect students, to prepare us for our dedication

Didik prasiswa susila cakap tertib

You educate us to be moral, proficient and disciplined

Rajin belajar bersenam berdoa

Eager to learn, exercise and pray

Jatuh bangun teguh, maju pantang mundur

Rise up when we are knocked down, onwards never retreat

Dengan jiwa nan tetap bersemangat

With our hearts fervent in spirit

Santo Yusup menempa pra siswa, Santo Yusup dikau tetap jaya

Saint Joseph educates us all. Saint Joseph you'll always be glorious

Note: BOLD text is the hymn in Indonesian and ITALIC text is the meaning in English

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